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Autotrader Find: 1989 Ford Mustang State Trooper Replica

There are a lot of former police and police-related vehicles listed for sale on Autotrader — but this might just be the coolest. It’s a 1989 Ford Mustang that’s been completely modified as a perfect replica of the very Mustang models the New York State Troopers drove in the late 1980s and early 1990s — right down to the gear inside.

On the outside, you can see the obvious police car goodies — like the steel wheels with silver centers, the alley light in the A-pillar, the red lights in the rear window and the antenna on the trunk. But the inside is even more impressive; not only is the trunk full of police equipment (including a large bag that says "POLICE" on it), but the interior also has police vehicle supplies, including a radio and other components.

Unfortunately, none of that stuff works — right down to the alley light, the red lights in back and the interior gear; the ad says that "as per New York rules, all Ford factory lights work as they are supposed to, but none of the police ‘stuff’ works," further stating that it’s "not hooked up and for display only." The ad also notes the Mustang is the exact same shade ("N7 – Dark Shadow Blue") as the New York State Troopers ordered for their Mustangs back in 1989.

With that said, the Mustang itself isn’t exact: It’s just a standard, civilian-issue Mustang that’s been recently converted to a police car by an aficionado; in fact, it was sold new in Virginia Beach and has had several owners. Right now, it’s offered by a private seller in rural Cortland, New York, for $16,900. Find a Ford Mustang for sale

Doug DeMuro is an automotive journalist who has written for many online and magazine publications. He once owned a Nissan Cube and a Ferrari 360 Modena. At the same time.

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